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Kingzett, Brian

Date of birth:
May 2nd, 1910
Date of death:
January 26th, 2000
Service number:
44911
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Brian Kingzett, on graduating from the Royal Military Academy joined the Royal Regiment of Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 30 Janayry 1930.
As Captain Kingzett he won the Military Cross in his first campaign - Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of French North Africa Christmas Day 1942, he was the commander of the 64th Anti-Tank Regiment of the British First Army in Tunisia, he was also the Deputy Commander of British Troops in Malta and Libya.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadier
Unit:
late Royal Regiment of Artillery
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1962
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
64 Anti-Tabk Regiment, Royal Artillery
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1943
Citation:
"Capt, T/Major, A/Lt Col B Kingzett has a record in action of unfailing
determination and enthusiasm. While commanding 457 Light Battery he frequently gave most valuable and balanced accounts to Division HQ of the progress of the various actions, disposing of rumours, and
displaying a confidence and tactical sense remarkable at the beginning of his first campaign. His attitude under reverses was an example to all. On 25 Dec after he had assumed command of 64 A.TK Regt, He saved by personal leadership under close range fire two 6 pr guns at Longstop Hill, which he had moved up close behind infantry in the assault on that place, and were about to be over-run. He later persuaded a unit of allied troops who were retiring in the general rearward movement, to stand and occupy a covering position. These troops were without ammunition which Lt Col Kingzett proceeded to get from Medjes in borrowed transport. His regiment has improved greatly in its keenness, alertness and military outlook since Lt Col Kingzett assumed command.

Military Cross (MC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With 1st Army bar
Italy Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With S.E.Asia 1945/46 clasp.
General Service Medal 1918-1962

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